UN refugee expert to visit Cayman

| 07/04/2014

(CNS):The issue of migration in the Caribbean will be the subject of a free presentation by an expert from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees who is on special visit to Cayman this week. Dr Buti Kale has worked with UNHCR since 1992 and has been invited to Cayman by the local branch of the Red Cross. He has held assignments in Burundi, Tanzania, the US, Canada, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Côte d’Ivoire. However, Kale will be focusing on how migrant and refugee issues impacts us here in Cayman as one the recipient in particular of numerous Cuban refugees every year and as a host to thousands of migrant workers.

The presentation will take place on Thursday evening at 6pm @ the Cayman Islands Red Cross offices on Huldah Avenue in George Town.

Dr Kale is a resource person for the UN Early Warning and Preventive Measures Capacity Building Course, run by the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), and has trained UN, Government and NGO officials in several countries, including Senegal, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon and South Africa. He worked closely with several peacekeeping missions in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Angola, Côte d’Ivoire and Haiti. He also trains officials from Governments, Inter-American system and NGOs on asylum, refugee and statelessness issues. Kale has worked with Governments, the UN and NGOs on the preparation of contingency plans.

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